Quick Relief For The Homeless?

Amendment Earmarks State Funding For Both ‘Rapid’ And Permanent Solutions

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Posted: February 20, 2013

Mercy House resident Jennifer Ricketts makes lunch while watching her three children at the Harrisonburg shelter Tuesday. The General Assembly is discussing an amendment, co-sponsored by Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, to keep $1.5 million in the fiscal 2014 budget to advance programs to get homeless residents living on their own more quickly. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
HARRISONBURG — Legislators negotiating the state budget have kept $1.5 million in the fiscal 2014 budget to help the homeless in Harrisonburg and the rest of Virginia.

Sen. Emmett Hanger,...

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